Magical Moments of Parenting #245

Flea So you know sometimes kids can just say things that make your heart melt?

It's about their innocent perspective, and how their freedom from embarrassment means they just say whatever is in their little hearts.

This post isn't about one of those moments.

I picked up Flea from her summer nursery yesterday and – as is usual – she sat in the back of the car chatting away, telling me about all the boys she's played with that day (Flea doesn't *do* girls).

"I played with Sean, Mummy, and we played mummies and babies," she said.

This seemed an unusual game for my child, who's more likely to play pirates or knights, so I admit to feeling a warm little glow at the idea of her playing such a lovely, nurturing game. Maybe she's more in touch with her feminine side than I thought. "Aw, that's lovely darling. How do you play that?"

"Well, the Mummy and baby have to lie down under the slide."

"Are they asleep?" I asked, expecting her to tell me about tucking them in, perhaps giving the baby some milk.

"No. They are dying because the monsters shooted them with guns."



Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. Just a Mum
    12th August 2009 / 4:21 pm

    Like it! At least Flea is an individual, which is a very good thing!

  2. 12th August 2009 / 5:57 pm

    Aww, how sweet! So she understands what marriage is like then?!

  3. 12th August 2009 / 6:50 pm

    Now that is kind of answer I like to hear :0)

  4. 12th August 2009 / 8:48 pm

    Love it – and all the better because the monsters ‘shooted’ them! Just wait until she does her ‘gun’ noise – then you’ll really be in trouble!

  5. Sally
    12th August 2009 / 11:16 pm

    @Just a Mum – she’s certainly that!
    @notSupermum – I couldn’t possibly comment in case my ex reads this.
    @Kat – indeed!
    @Hot Cross Mum – the language quirks they go through are sweet, aren’t they? What’s weird is I’m a complete pacifist but I’m powerless against the influence of the boys at pre-school. It’s all power rangers and spiderman, even if we don’t have those things at home!

  6. 21st August 2009 / 11:34 am

    That is so funny, Flea sounds great!